Staughton Vale is a 200 acre site that backs onto the Brisbane Ranges National Park. Its location allows for day access from both the Maddingley and Woodlea campuses. Staughton Vale is about bringing rural experiences to students and giving them the opportunity to develop as adventurous young people with a love and respect for the natural environment.
Staughton Vale Program
Bacchus Marsh Grammar has established a unique rural facility at Staughton Vale, just 20 minutes to the south-west of our Maddingley Campus.
Located on 200 acres, the stunning campus is on the fringe of the Brisbane Ranges National Park, the township of Anakie. The site enjoys extensive views of the City of Melbourne, the You Yangs Regional Park and Port Phillip Bay. As well as providing an area in which significant native wildlife congregate the site has extensive fertile pastures, orchards, dams and forest suitable for a range of activities.
The campus commenced in 2017 and as it develops it will play a central role in the life and experiences of Bacchus Marsh Grammar. It has already given our students unmatched opportunities to experience all the advantages of a rural campus in close proximity to where they live.
Many of our students are from urbanised areas so Staughton Vale helps provide an even more rounded education. It will enable them to be close to nature, get their hands dirty and experience the opportunities presented in an enriched curriculum. While Staughton Vale’s curriculum has had a Primary and Middle School emphasis, the campus is evolving in a schoolwide resource which fulfills the following key objectives across all year levels: Personal Growth & Leadership, Environmental Awareness and Food Sustainability.
Staughton Vale will continue to provide a unique and engaging setting for the development of lifelong skills such as collaboration, initiative, calculating risk and developing resilience, through the application of the School Values. We are confident that all students will embrace the challenges offered by Staughton Vale and grow to love the facility and what it offers. The Staughton Vale Campus offers a unique outdoor learning environment, providing opportunities for students to engage in hands on learning activities that are engaging, challenging, expand knowledge of food sustainability and connects them to the natural environment. These rich learning experiences support and enhance the curriculum.